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    Ludum Dare 19

    December 17th-20th, 2010
    Theme: Discovery

    More Info: /ludum-dare-19-has-begun/

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    Play (Flash) | View timelapse | Source

    You are a pygmy from the paleolithic period and you accidentaly open a breach through time to modern days. This is a good opportunity to dis ...
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    Windows

    An astronaut is stranded alone on a distant planet in an isolated star system and doesn't know why.

    "Beacon" is a sprawling adventure-pla ...
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    #7 - Graphics
    #41 - Coolness
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    3.

    Web/Flash | Source

    This is a little C64-style Metroidvania game with 20 rooms to explore and six unique items to find, plus fragments of something greater...
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    4.

    Play PRIOR (Post-Compo Update) | PRIOR on krangGAMES.com | Download the Music | Download .zip Game (Compo Entry) | Download Source (Compo Entry)

    PRIOR
    by Nicholas Yonge

    Who are you?
    Where are you?
    Why are you there?

    You know nothing. ...
    - Fun
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    5.

    Web (bugfix version) | 48 hour Version (swf download) | Source

    arrow keys to move
    c to jump
    x/v to rotate
    space to change robot ...
    - Innovation
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    #5 - Overall
    #9 - Audio
    #11 - Fun
    #44 - Graphics
    6.

    Windows | Source

    "Fate of Mankind" is a little side-scrolling platformer game.
    Your goal is simple: discover who you are. Following the traces of someone th ...
    - Theme
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    #5 - Fun
    #6 - Overall
    #23 - Innovation
    #33 - Audio
    #47 - Humor
    #50 - Community
    7.

    Web | Source | Alternate Web

    Welcome to Where am I? The game of discovery...discover what you say? Play it and find out! :)

    Best played with sound!

    Benn ...
    - Innovation
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    8.
    TIE

    Web | Source

    You are in charge of the newly established American Space Exploration Program. Your job is to launch volunteer spacemeats into new and fasci ...
    #5 - Fun
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    TIE

    Windows + src

    In a nutshell:
    In this game you discover the joy of experiencing furballs florlicking on a safari trip.

    Plot:
    Your father sent you to ...
    - Graphics
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    #5 - Community
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    10.

    Windows | Timelapse (spoilers) | Source

    Short game made in 8 hours.

    Controls are Arrow Keys and X.

    Written in D using OpenGL, GLFW and FMod. Sound effects from sfxr.

    Only ...
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    #29 - Humor
    11.

    Windows | Timelapse | Sensitivity Update

    NOTE: The last download above is updated (post compo, but a very slight change, like 5 lines of code) to include a sensitivity option, edit ...
    - Graphics
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    #7 - Community
    #11 - Overall
    #18 - Innovation
    #42 - Fun
    12.

    Windows | OS/X | Linux | Source

    This uses the Love2d framework. First, download and install love from love2d.org. Then download batcave.love. Double click on batcave.lov ...
    - Innovation
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    #21 - Fun
    13.

    Windows

    In this game you are a Ghost Hunter and you must explore a mansion to find the ghost who is responsable for the other ghosts appearance.

    ...
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    #30 - Community
    #31 - Fun
    #39 - Audio
    14.
    TIE

    Timelapse | Web | Source

    FAQ (don't read until you've played through the game) : http://www.stanford.edu/~grantm/spoilers.html


    My first LD entry, finished with ...
    #14 - Overall
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    14.
    TIE

    Linux + Source | Linux + Source (fix) | Windows

    Minesweeper with a very thin layer of roguelike (mainly the scroll ideas) sprinkled on top.

    Start with an unidentified grail and an Ident ...
    #9 - Innovation
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    #31 - Theme
    #43 - Coolness
    16.

    Web | Source

    This is for Ludum Dare 19. Link is a direct link to the swf file which is hosted on my personal blog (which I might as well use for somethin ...
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    #45 - Innovation
    17.

    Web1 | Web2 | Source

    Use arrow keys to move(UP to jump), Z for kick, X for hammer. I try to approach the theme in a wordplay way but my English sucks and I don't ...
    #10 - Fun
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    #18 - Audio
    #24 - Humor
    #27 - Coolness
    #31 - Graphics
    18.
    TIE

    Web ( compo 48h ) | Web ( normal number of aborigines ) | Source

    Kill the Aborigines. Discover their secrets, steal their land.
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    - Scouts can sense monster : one will see the danger zone, two ...
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    18.
    TIE

    Web | Jam Version | Source

    This is a dance platformer written in Flash, for the competition. All legit.

    Followed the "misheard theme" approach that I also used in L ...
    #7 - Humor
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    #18 - Overall
    #23 - Coolness
    #24 - Theme
    #27 - Innovation
    #47 - Graphics
    20.

    Windows

    Audio_Chef is a physics-based memory game.

    There are several robots who want to eat 2 unspecified items.
    Use your gravity gun to propel ...
    #4 - Audio
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    #15 - Humor
    #18 - Community
    #20 - Overall
    #25 - Innovation
    21.

    Windows | Source

    Plot: You are an alien therapist from outer space hired to clean your patients minds from traumas. Armed with your therapeutic cannon, you a ...
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    #16 - Humor
    #21 - Overall
    #48 - Community
    22.
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    Windows | Jam Version (Windows) | Source

    Do everything you can to escape the depths of this lonely mine!

    Depencies required:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-CA/netframework/cc378 ...
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    Web (Flash) | Source | Timelapse / gameplay | Post-compo version

    Take the role of a secret agent in this thrilling game.
    Features 5 levels and an original soundtrack.

    Instructions:
    Use the arrow keys ...
    - Audio
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    #16 - Humor
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    #26 - Graphics
    #27 - Fun
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    24.

    Web | Non-compo Non-jam version | Source

    **I added a non-compo non-jam version that has some sound effects and a flashing warning when there's less than 10 seconds left.**

    terra ...
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    25.

    Windows | Linux | Source

    Disco Five: The Adventures of Discovery-5; Interplanetary Exploration & Prospecting Vessel

    Search this alien planet in your rover, search ...
    #15 - Theme
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    26.
    TIE

    Web | OS/X | Windows | Source

    Adventuring around dungeons may be the most exciting way to discover something new, but it's possibly not the most practical. Who's really b ...
    #5 - Humor
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    #40 - Fun
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    TIE

    Universal Applet | Source | Windows | Mac OSX

    Explore Space, gather resources, escape!
    Beware of your health, it does not regenerate. Make sure you don't bump into too many aliens.

    E ...
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    #10 - Community
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    #33 - Fun
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    28.
    TIE

    Windows | Timelapse | Flash | Source (.mfa)

    It's A Frickin' CAVE was my silly attempt at making an action-based roguelikeish thing in the 20+ hours I had after I scrapped my previous e ...
    #15 - Graphics
    #15 - Fun
    #28 - Overall
    #32 - Community
    28.
    TIE

    Windows | Windows (alternate d/l) | Source | Source (alternate d/l)

    Thanks for trying out "Caves of Darkness" - my LD48 submission.

    In this game, you need to find your way out in each of the 3 levels. You ...
    #23 - Fun
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    #41 - Graphics
    #42 - Theme
    30.

    Web (fullscreen) | Web | Source | Timelapse

    Controls are just the mouse position and clicking, other than that, discover how it works on your own!

    UPDATE: The game itself has not be ...
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    #31 - Audio
    31.
    TIE

    Play | Source

    Final sprint 15 min before deadline !!

    These 2 days were very funny but now it's time to stop.
    Need to sleep...

    More impressions late ...
    #13 - Theme
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    #36 - Graphics
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    31.
    TIE

    Web | Source

    As always, I refuse to do the most direct, obvious meaning of the theme. I try to find some other way of interpreting the words, so I end u ...
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    #20 - Audio
    #31 - Overall
    #47 - Theme
    33.

    Web (Unity) | Windows | OS/X | Source | Post-Compo

    You are the captain of the SPACEBRICK - Smashology research vessel. Your mission is to discover new things to smash, new ways to smash them ...
    #21 - Community
    #33 - Overall
    #33 - Fun
    #34 - Humor
    #38 - Graphics
    34.

    Windows | Source

    Volatile

    This is an experimental real time strategy game developed in 48 hours for my first Ludum Dare.

    It's a little rough around the ...
    #6 - Graphics
    #27 - Community
    #34 - Overall
    #48 - Fun
    35.
    TIE

    Web | Seahorseasaurus wants to challenge you to a dance-off! | Source

    Build up your dinosaur and then challenge other people to a dance-off!

    I would like to eventually add some bonuses for challenging others ...
    #4 - Humor
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    #47 - Fun
    35.
    TIE

    Web

    A very short but fun Point n' Click adventure game. Yay!

    This was LOTS of fun to make, so I'm gonna expand this game dramatically. ...
    - Audio
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    #15 - Graphics
    #35 - Overall
    35.
    TIE

    Windows (.exe) | Source (.gmk)

    I had so much more planned for this but didn't have time to put everything in, so the game is pretty short unfortunately. I also didn't have ...
    #20 - Graphics
    #23 - Theme
    #26 - Humor
    #35 - Overall
    #49 - Innovation
    35.
    TIE

    Post-Jam Updates | Web | Jam Version

    This is a ripoff^H^H^H^H^H^H tribute to The Legend of Zelda, in which you must collect circus peanuts. For some reason.

    Lots I didn't get ...
    - Audio
    #17 - Fun
    #35 - Overall
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    TIE

    Windows (with source)

    Case Closed is written in BlitzMax using an ASCII graphics engine of my own creation. Play the game and discover what really happened! ...
    #10 - Graphics
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    #36 - Community
    #37 - Humor
    #43 - Innovation
    40.

    Play it! (in your browser, because I love you and consider your time a valuable resource) | Directly Transmit to Brain | Play via three-webcam setup (equilateral triangle suggested) | Source (1.5MB of INSTA-SPOILER goodness; this game is serious easy to spoil ... at least partially :3)

    ~ IF THE SCREEN GOES ALL BLACK, IT IS NOT INTENTIONAL. YOU WILL HAVE TO RESTART YOUR GAME I AM SO SORRY ):

    If it does not seem to load, r ...
    #17 - Audio
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    41.

    Web | Source

    HERE BE MONSTERS
    Sail the world and map the monsters

    CONTROLS
    Arrow key: Move your ship
    After you find the cannon:
    X or Space: Shoo ...
    #18 - Theme
    #33 - Fun
    #41 - Overall
    42.

    Windows | Web | Source

    *PHEW* that was tight. ...
    #4 - Graphics
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    43.

    Windows | Source

    PLEASE READ THE README - IMPORTANT STUFF IS IN THERE.

    This is nowhere near as finished as i would like it to be, it is more of a proof of ...
    #29 - Graphics
    #34 - Theme
    #37 - Innovation
    #43 - Overall
    44.

    Windows

    The game isn't finished, however it is playable; and fun!

    Because there is one level it is VERY VERY hard. So stay with it. In addition, ...
    #8 - Community
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    #27 - Graphics
    #37 - Humor
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    45.
    TIE

    Web

    Command a fleet of ships and discover new islands.

    Controls:
    <arrows> move boat
    <space> action (pick up / drop)

    Quick start:
    You be ...
    #23 - Innovation
    #34 - Theme
    #35 - Graphics
    #45 - Overall
    45.
    TIE

    Web | Post Competition | Source

    A moody (well slightly moody, say.. a kid who dropped his icecream but will probably be bought another one) anti-platformer. It has physics ...
    #45 - Overall
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    TIE

    Web | Timelapse | Source

    Objective: Use the given clue to discover which picture you need to reveal on the cubes. Rotate the cubes to display the picture before time ...
    - Coolness
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    #13 - Audio
    #25 - Fun
    #36 - Community
    #45 - Overall
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    TIE

    Web (Jam) | Web (Compo) | Win (Compo)

    Ok! I've updated the web version of the game to a "jam" build. It's pretty much exactly the same, except it now properly eliminates players ...
    #32 - Innovation
    #33 - Fun
    #48 - Overall
    48.
    TIE

    Windows | Source

    New addition to the warrior series yet again...
    meet Drill Warrior!

    Controls:
    Arrow keys - move player or adjust scanner
    X - Switch it ...
    #37 - Audio
    #41 - Graphics
    #42 - Theme
    #44 - Community
    #48 - Overall
    48.
    TIE

    Windows | OS/X | Linux | Timelapse | Source

    press [esc] to get instructions

    known bugs:
    - physics does not respond well to lag
    - music sync might drift
    - blue screen of love2d ...
    #9 - Innovation
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    #17 - Graphics
    #27 - Coolness
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    48.
    TIE

    Download (Zip - Windows only - Source included)

    Well, I was short on time so I made a little maze / exploration game. Of course, since the theme is discovery, finding your way out of the m ...
    #24 - Theme
    #37 - Humor
    #45 - Fun
    #48 - Overall

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